PROVO, Utah – March 26, 2003 – Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions and services for libraries, announced today that the George E. Magnin Medical Library of Marshfield Clinic (Marshfield, WI) is replacing its EOSi Glas System with Horizon ASP, a remotely hosted automation solution giving libraries the full features and functionality of a local ILS system.
“One of the biggest challenges with effectively managing a medical library is keeping pace with the constant influx of new materials,” said Alana Ziaya, manager, Medical Library, Division of Education, Marshfield Clinic. “Horizon ASP will help ensure that physicians and employees throughout our integrated system have the resources they need at their fingertips.”
In addition to serving Marshfield, a city of about 20,000, and Marshfield Clinic patients, the George E. Magnin Medical Library serves the 714 physicians and 5,443 employees of Marshfield Clinic. Founded in 1916, Marshfield Clinic includes patient care, research and education in 41 locations in northern, central, eastern and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States. The Clinic system also includes Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield Clinic Education Foundation, Marshfield Laboratories and Security Health Plan.
“The biggest advantage with the Horizon system is that with the online catalog, we will be able to more effectively extend the reach of resources to our centers without making excessive demands on our network,” Ziaya said. “Previously, that was a real challenge and meant a lot of hours spent answering support calls from our remote locations.”
Horizon ILS flexibility will also allow Marshfield Clinic to incorporate previously untapped resources into its central catalog. “We have several smaller, localized collections that use less sophisticated cataloging methods, or in the case of our historic archive, no catalog at all. As a result, many of our patrons are unaware of what exactly the catalogs contain, but with Horizon, we'll be able to bring them into the fold,” added Ziaya.
The George E. Magnin Medical Library is scheduled to deploy Horizon ASP in early June 2003.
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